4 am and still awake

@CatEyes (2449)
United States
February 10, 2007 4:03am CST
Geesh, I can't believe I am still awake. I tried to go to sleep several times, but it just won't happen. I tried Ambien last week; did not work so I did not bother with it again. I tried Benadryl, did not work. I have tried Valerian, teas, hot milk, everything practically. I will sleep ok for a few days and then this happens. I can't keep on going on like this. It has to be from me stopping the Lexapro in Dec, but one would think you would be over that. Any ideas?
3 responses
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
What do you do? Are you working, into sports? Do you drink coffee and eat chocolates? Are you a very active person? .. Lifestyle is one of the factors of insomnia. Few years back, i had insomnia and that is because of those things. The only difference was that i don't take any medications for that. . Just followed the natural and easiest way.
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Even when I worked out side of the house I was this way. I have a lot of inflammation from my disease and autoimmune problems, so I think that is part of the problem. I don't have caffeine or even chocolate. I do exercise on a regular basis and take walks almost every day. I have been in this cycle since I was 14 (now 27) and it comes and goes with the years and months weeks and days.
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
OIC. It's in your system. . I'm thinking of other ways to help you. Maybe for now, turning your PC off. lol ... Come to think of it, staying here in mylot wont help you to feel sleepy at all. It will keep ur mind going you know. . . . try to have some rest and what's most important is to rest your eyes. . Am i makin' sense here? LOL
@shaz6611 (951)
• Australia
10 Feb 07
I remember when my children were babies and I was getting very little sleep.....sleep deprevation is a form of torture! do you have anyone to give you a massage? Sometimes when I can't get to sleep I will have a Bailey's irish cream whiskey. Hope you get some sleep soon.
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Thanks. Maybe I should get a massage from someone. When I was going to the chiropractor, I had a habit of falling asleep on the bed when they gave me a massage. They said I was deprived of sleep. duh
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Rebound from stopping medication is common. Hope it clears from you soon and your body adjusts. I would suggest now Catnip tea. Often used for children this may help you. Yes it winds cats up, however, remember they sleep then after. Hope that this helps us. Also get a radio and lay with eyes closed listening to a talk show station and I bet you will get some sleep. Develope the pattern of going to bed and resting and you will find you will eventually naturally head to bed when the time comes that you establish. Good luck my friend.